Despite the excellent care you take of your mouth and teeth at home, with your twice-daily brushing routine and flossing habits, it is still essential to make regular visits to our Concord, NH office. Along with guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA), our team at Concord Dental Associates strongly urges our patients to come in for a complete dental examination and cleaning at least once every six months.
These regular exams and cleanings are vital to disease prevention and early detection of any developing issues that you might be experiencing. This kind of comprehensive oral health care is critical to addressing problems in the mouth, gums, and teeth before they become emergencies.
Your exam and cleaning appointment will, of course, be divided into two main parts. First, you’ll get a deep cleaning from one of our highly skilled dental hygienists who will carefully and thoroughly scrape away all the plaque and tartar that has built up on your teeth and in your gums. Following the scraping, your teeth will be polished for a shiny and brilliantly clean finish.
Just before your dental exam, you’ll have some x-rays taken to allow your dentist to see any issues in your dental structure beneath your gums. Your dentist will then check inside your mouth for any signs of disease or infection.
Your dentist will also discuss your medical and dental history with you and ways for you to improve your oral health on your own—or simply maintain it if you’re already doing a great job.
We’ll remind you to schedule any treatments and procedures that your dentist recommends, as well as your next exam and cleaning in six months’ time. However, before you leave, if you have any issues you’d like to discuss with your dentist, now is a good time. Additionally, if you’ve been thinking about having some cosmetic dentistry work done, our team is happy to work with you in exploring your options.
Our team at Concord Dental Associates prides itself on providing the best in general, restorative, and cosmetic dental care in the Concord, NH area. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule an appointment or if you have any questions or concerns. We’re always happy to hear from you.